NEW YORK – Marcus Stroman stared after Larry Vanover called his first pitch to Miguel Andujar in the first inning a ball and appeared to give three simple words: it was not finished. According to Baseball Savant, the righthanded Toronto Blue Jays was also right, as the 92.5 m.p.h. two-sea sailors seem to have clearly conquered the top of the zone.
Nevertheless, Vanover, the house plate's referee, had no criticism from Stroman, waved off his mask and shouted the pitcher back to the hill aggressively. Russell Martin jumped up quickly to defuse the situation, calmness was restored and the game resumed.
By the time his four innings of work were finished, Stroman had a lot more to frustrate. Stated to a gap of four points in the first, he got a few points in the bottom half, making the New York Yankees immediately back in the case. After the inning in the next two innings, the situation ended in a fateful fourth situation, a pitch of ten throws for Greg Bird, which cleared the way for a foulcutter who missed Neil Walker for a starting, three-run homer, who paved the way to a rain shortened 7-5 Yankees & # 39; victory.
Stroman had a bizarro outing in his second start since a blister on his right middle finger in the seventh inning of a dominant performance against Boston hit last week.
The Blue Jays led to a 4-0 lead by jumping Lance Lynn early, had RBI-singles by Kendrys Morales and Kevin Pillar, plus a two-run single by Aledmys Diaz. But a two-run walk for Aaron Hicks in the bottom of the half led to an RBI-triple by Didi Gregorius on a ball that moved past Pillar in left-center, and an RBI-double by Andujar two pitches after the non-strike.
In the second and third inning, Stroman appeared to have the full command and generated five groundball outs.
But then he served Walker's homer in the fourth, a three-time jump that put the Yankees at 5-4. Perhaps the blister was a factor, because manager John Gibbons yanked him after four frames and 88 places instead of giving him more rope.
Anyway, it was another night when his stuff looked like it should play better than it did.  He worked predominantly his two-seamer (threw 32, generated a swinging battle, nine with strikes, five fouls) and cutter (threw 31, generated four whiffs, two called strikes, eight fouls), mixed in 19 sliders for a different view.
The Blue Jays brought the game 5-5 in the fifth when Curtis Granderson doubled and Devon Travis singled to bring it home, but Joe Biagini gave it back in the home half when a leadoff walk to Hicks eventually came around on a Gleyber Torres fighter's choice.
Things stayed there until the seventh, when Giancarlo Stanton unloaded a 95.5 mph fastball from Luis Santos to the right center that drove an estimated 431 feet.
That brought the Yankees up 7-5 and came just before it started to rain and the game had to be called after a delay of one hour, 25 minutes